DigiTimes analyst Luke Lin recently reported that Apple was planning to unveil a new iPhone SE with wireless charging in May or June; however, Kuo doesn't think Apple has enough resources available. TrendForce also predicted a second generation iPhone SE for launch this year.
The announcement of three new iPhone models in the same quarter in the second half of 2017 was the first time Apple made such a major endeavor, and we believe the delay of iPhone X, which had the most complicated design yet, shows that Apple doesn't have enough resources available for development. […]
With three new models in the pipeline for the second half of 2018, we believe Apple may have used up its development resources. Also, we think the firm will do all it can to avoid repeating the mistake of a shipment delay for the three new models. As such, we believe Apple is unlikely to have enough spare resources to develop a new iPhone model for launch in 2Q18.
If Apple is able to launch an updated iPhone SE, Kuo believes it would largely be the same device with a faster processor and a lower price. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.
[iPhone SE 2 Concept]